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Transforming Toxic Teams

BY Eira Hayward on September 25, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

At some point in our careers, we’ve likely all experienced a toxic team or two. You know the team we mean, the one where everything is a battle, conversations are tense and people are constantly frustrated and anxious. These issues that arise can be a result of the behaviour of the whole team, a few […] Read more »

Scaling from 60 to 1,000 People

BY Nilan Peiris on July 28, 2020

TransferWise was formed in 2011 out of frustration with the expense of sending money overseas. Unlike the banks, we display our fee upfront and deduct it before currency conversion. We use the mid-market exchange provided by Reuters with no mark-up, so there are no nasty surprises for customers. We’re happy to boast that the service […] Read more »

Every Problem is a People Problem by Christian Idiodi

BY Jon Horvath on July 24, 2020

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Christian Idiodi, Partner at SVPG, explains why problems within organisations are people problems, and what leaders can do to tackle them. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: People problems are leadership problems How to dismantle dysfunction […] Read more »

The Value of Mentoring for Product Leaders

BY Eira Hayward on July 3, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

Adam Thomas loves to mentor – he jokes that in the multiverse where there’s a million different versions of yourself, “in 40% of them, I would be a teacher”. “I just get a huge kick out of it. I love seeing people understand things, seeing the lights come on.” Adam’s career has seen him progress from […] Read more »

Designing and Using Your Product Leadership Scorecard by Ross Webb

BY Chris Massey on May 29, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ross Webb reveals some simple techniques that can be applied to help us communicate and develop much more effectively. For product managers, there’s often a troubling disconnect within organisations. More specifically, the wider organisation (including senior stakeholders) often doesn’t understand what product management is, or what challenges we face […] Read more »

MTP Leader Panel: Leading Product in Uncertain Times

BY Imogen Schels on May 21, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

Smack bang in the middle of the COVID crisis, it seemed only right that our first MTP Leader panel should tackle something currently at the forefront of most leaders’ minds – leading in uncertain times. This remote session was hosted by Marc Abraham, Product Lead at ASOS and, who welcomed the following line-up to the […] Read more »

Troubleshooting Agile - Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 13, 2020

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. We’re not designers (except when we are) or engineers (unless we can code) or anything actually, y’know, useful. What that viewpoint misses is that we build understanding, alignment, and purpose – and that our best tool is conversations. […] Read more »

Georgie Smallwood on Product Culture, Leadership and Fintech

BY Eira Hayward on May 5, 2020 for Prioritised Members

Georgie Smallwood has a lot to say about the different ways that product management is practised around the world. In a product career that has taken her from Australia to Hong Kong and to Europe, she’s currently Chief Product Officer for Berlin-based challenger bank N26. She’s spent her eight years in Product working for a […] Read more »

Creating Cognitively Diverse Teams by Rakhi Rajani

BY Nathan Langley on April 17, 2020

As a Psychologist, Rakhi Rajani, explores the intersection between human and machine intelligence. In her MTP Engage Manchester talk in February 2020, she covered how we can go about creating cognitively diverse teams to tackle the big questions of the future. Here we recap her key points, including: In a world of commercial space travel […] Read more »

Conversations, Conflict and Leadership - Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 8, 2020

Throughout their careers, whatever question either Lily or Randy has had, Roman Pichler’s probably had some great advice on the topic! A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Quote of the Episode A […] Read more »